Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $79.56 (2/21/2020)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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1870 S G$1 MS obverse 1870 S G$1 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is the final gold dollar issue of the San Francisco Mint, and an extremely important collecting opportunity. Among issues of this date and mint, we find the following: dimes are collectible, silver dollars are rarities, gold dollars are collectible, quarter eagles are collectible, three dollar gold is unique, half eagles are scarce, eagles are rare, and double eagles are collectible. A set of five gold denomination coins (without the three-dollar piece) represent an attainable goal.

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Last Updated: 11/22/2019

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1870 S G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 275 325 680 880 1240 1560 1690 2000 3125 3700 4300 4375 9375 13850 36500 58500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 4750 - - 43000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 55
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1870 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------1-2116-1312523-----55
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Total------1-2116-1313523-----56
 ------2%-4%2%29%-23%23%9%4%5%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 S G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base747774865136915891920202521242197234226712936312632384725583685591013510736113631225113190
756804103314421699195520582148224524522759299931633734509567449084103351094511659125640
0000002058214822452452275929993163373450956744908410335109451165900
0000002091217322942561284830633201422954667651961010536111541195500
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2671
Owner: LJK1967
 
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